This is a list of the first women lawyer(s) and judge(s) in New Mexico. It includes the year in which the women were admitted to practice law (in parentheses). Also included are women who achieved other distinctions such becoming the first in their state to obtain a law degree or become a political figure.

Firsts in state history

Susana Martinez: First Hispanic American female Governor of New Mexico (2011)
Susana Martinez: First Hispanic American female Governor of New Mexico (2011)

Lawyers

Judicial Officers

State

Judges
District Court
Appellate Court
Supreme Court

Federal

District Court

Nation Judicial Branch

Attorney General

District Attorney

Political Office

Bar Association

Firsts in local history

Alphabetized by county name

Bernalillo County

Chaves County

Curry County

Doña Ana County

Eddy County

Grant County

Lincoln County

Otero County

See also

Other topics of interest

References

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